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Merkel cell carcinoma with a follicular lymphocytic infiltrate: report of 2 cases


Vazmitel, M; Michal, M; Kempf, W; Mukensnabl, P; Kazakov, D V (2008). Merkel cell carcinoma with a follicular lymphocytic infiltrate: report of 2 cases. American Journal of Dermatopathology, 30(4):389-391.

Abstract

Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) with a follicular lymphocytic infiltrate of the dermis was first reported by Bastian et al in 1996. Thereafter there were no further reports of such a morphological variant of MCC. We present here 2 cases of MCC characterized by foci of a dense lymphocytic infiltrate with the formation of lymphoid follicles. This feature may produce a potential diagnostic pitfall, rendering a lymphomatous appearance to the tumor.

Abstract

Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) with a follicular lymphocytic infiltrate of the dermis was first reported by Bastian et al in 1996. Thereafter there were no further reports of such a morphological variant of MCC. We present here 2 cases of MCC characterized by foci of a dense lymphocytic infiltrate with the formation of lymphoid follicles. This feature may produce a potential diagnostic pitfall, rendering a lymphomatous appearance to the tumor.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Dermatology Clinic
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2008
Deposited On:06 Jan 2010 13:57
Last Modified:06 Dec 2017 22:28
Publisher:Lippincott Wiliams & Wilkins
ISSN:0193-1091
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1097/DAD.0b013e318178336c
PubMed ID:18645313

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